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Harbour Lights

Nelson Waterfront

  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Beds
  • 1.5 Bathrooms
  • Free WiFi
  • 2 Parking
  • Aircon
  • BBQ (gas)

About Harbour Lights

  • Location 
  • Quality of Home 
  • Linens & Housekeeping Included

An architecturally designed home with lovely views to the boulder bank, lighthouse & port of Nelson. It's an easy walk to the Nelson Waterfront cafes & restaurants & a short drive from Tahunanui Beach & the Nelson City Centre!

This sunny North-East facing home is tucked away from the Southerlies in its own microclimate. Harbour Lights is warm & cozy in winter & airy & delightful in summer. The home offers lovely gardens to wander in & secluded sheltered spots to sit & enjoy the view or read.

This holiday home is ideal for up to 6 guests & will be the perfect Nelson getaway for couples, small families or groups of friends.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

3 Bedrooms (Sleeps up to 6)

Upstairs - 1) Queen bed, 2) Queen bed, 

Downstairs - 3) King-Single bed + King-Single bed.


Upstairs - Shower, separate bath, toilet & basin. Other: Separate toilet.


Harbour Lights will be presented with beds made, ready for your stay.

All utilities, linens & towels, use of all listed property amenities, pantry & sanitary basics, departure linen service & standard housekeeping up to 3 hours are included.

Extra charges will apply where additional cleaning, BBQ or oven cleaning or excessive rubbish disposal is required.

Professional Housekeeping & Linen Laundering

At Holiday Nelson we take a thorough approach toward cleanliness and hygiene practices for your and our families peace of mind... because nothing less will do. 

All high contact, food preparation and hard wet surfaces are hygienically cleaned and sanitised and our linens are professionally laundered at 80ºC, with bed linens further ironed at 120ºC by one of New Zealand's leading laundry experts, leaving them crisp, clean & superbly comfortable! 

Availability & Rates


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Minimum stay of 2 nights except for the Christmas~New Year peak period (6 nights) & Easter (3 nights). Shorter stays may be accepted by request.

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Booking Conditions & Notes

No party or venue use. Smoking is not permitted inside. Pets are not permitted. General Terms & Conditions apply.

Car parking - The carport is generally used for the storage of the property owner's vehicle, however off-street parking is provided on the driveway and on-street parking is readily available in this quiet cul-de-sac.

Security camera - For the general security of the property & guests, camera surveils the entry area.

Check-in & Check-out

Check-in is possible anytime after 2pm or from noon where the option of early check-in has been purchased.

Early check-in (12pm/noon and in some cases earlier) can usually be offered for an additional charge. Please request this at the time of booking or at least 24 hours prior to your arrival.

Check-out is to be completed by 10am on your day of departure unless ‘Late check-out’ has been purchased.

Late check-out (by 12pm/noon or as agreed in writing) can usually be offered for an additional charge. This request should be made at the time of booking or at least 24 hours prior to your departure.

  • Free WiFi
  • Aircon
  • Walk to Restaurants
  • Walk to Beach
  • Sea Views
  • BBQ (gas)
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Dryer
  • Electric Blankets
  • Bath
  • Board games
  • Carport
  • Clothes line
  • Coffee plunger
  • Fenced (partially)
  • Food processor
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Garden area
  • Heated towel rails
  • Heat pump
  • High Chair for Hire
  • Linens & towels
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Off-street parking
  • Pantry basics
  • Portacot for Hire
  • Sanitary basics
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Washing machine
  • Water pressure - mains
  • TV
  • All day sun
  • Housekeeping upon departure
  • Tea, coffee, sugar
  • Ultra Fast Fibre Broadband
  • Unlimited Internet
  • Coffee/Espresso Machine
  • Refrigerator

Located in Malcolm Place - one of Nelson's premium waterfront addresses & one of the city's most sought after locations for residents & visitors alike. This location is peaceful, yet close to waterfront dining (10-15min easy walk), beach & city (both less than 5min drive away!).

Local restaurants include the Boat Shed, Harbour Light Bistro, The Boat House, Nahm Thai & Styx. Haven & Sands Fish n Chip shops & Guyton's Seafoods, along with a number of Tahunanui pubs & take-aways make for plenty of great selection whether eating out or taking out!


  • Local Wineries
  • Rabbit Island Ferry
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Nelson Provincial Museum
  • Nelson Saturday Market (Montgomery Square, Nelson CBD)
  • Nelson Sunday Flea Market (Montgomery Square, Nelson CBD)
  • Nelson Wednesday Farmers Market (23 Halifax St, Nelson CBD)
  • Tahunanui Beach & Attractions
  • Nelson Classic Car Museum
  • Mount Arthur / Flora Saddle
  • Maitai Caves Walk
  • McCashins Brewery & Cafe
  • Kahurangi National Park
  • Nelson Lakes National Park
  • Boulder Bank
  • Cable Bay
  • Centre of New Zealand & Botanics
  • Codgers Mountain Bike Park
  • Founders Park
  • Founders Cafe
  • Golden Bay (day-trip)
  • Kaiteriteri Beach
  • Mapua Wharf
  • Lovely space to stay while we gathered as a family.

    Emma G. - Mar, 2024

  • We loved our stay and really wanted for nothing. Lovely house in a great location. Very well fitted out and equipped and a beautiful garden. Excellent wifi. Response to any questions to yourselves was always prompt, helpful and courteous.

    Alan T. - Jan, 2024

  • Kia ora As always, we enjoy our stay here. The rental provide absolutely everything we need and is perfect for our reconnecting with our children and grandchildren in the area. Many many thanks Nāku iti moa, nā

    Mike H. - Dec, 2023

  • Wonderful house in great location. Spotlessly clean and very well kitted out. Loved the garden- fresh lemons off the tree. Nelson is a great place for touring just need a lot longer than a week. We’ll be back Many thanks Welbank family

    Welbank family - Dec, 2023

  • Great view out to the Harbour. Comfortable home and beds. All facilities that we needed

    Neville C. - Sep, 2023

  • Thanks again for hosting us. Love the place, central and fully equipped for everything which suits us as we have whanau there Will definitely continue to use

    Mike H. - Apr, 2023

  • Sara, Mara, Jarrod and Rob, Judi and I just want to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Harbour Lights. The view of the harbour is unbeatable, the garden was gorgeous, the house and the deck was just what we wanted, and we were totally spoiled by the direct access to the water and the nearby restaurants. Well worth the trip from Canada.

    Colin and Judi M. - Jan, 2023

  • We loved our stay again. It's a wonderful setting and particularly enjoyed the beautiful gardens, birds and the scents. The beds are so comfortable too. As we have two adult children and family in Nelson we loved it as a place to gather with them again as we do not see them often through the year. We look forward to coming again in April 2023. Thank you once more Angela and Mike

    Angela and Mike H. - Dec, 2022

  • The accommodation is ideal and central to all amenities. It was well stocked and meet every need someone on a break would need while still having all the comforts of home

    Mike H. - Dec, 2022

  • Upmarket & Cosy 3 adults, 3 nights in early May (forecast had been for rain & possible thunderstorms - turned out brilliantly sunny with clear blue skies ... you gotta love Nelson !). This was possibly our favourite accommodation on our 12 day trip around Nelson/Marlborough Sounds (certainly in top 2 ... it had been my preferred Nelson accommodation right from initial planning in Feb, stood out as frontrunner immediately). Plush, clean, impressively-designed & immaculately-presented home ... both upmarket yet very comfortable & homely - esp with new soft high-quality carpet throughout. Tasteful relaxing neutral colour scheme of decor. Bedrooms were beautifully-presented & very comfortable (2 of them located on same floor as (1) upmarket bathroom with toilet & (2) separate toilet nextdoor) - esp important if your guest group includes elderly as ours did. Lounge is fantastic - very cosy, great views & I finally got to see Ricky Gervais's After Life on the large screen TV (all 3 seasons - 1 for each night we were there). State-of-the-Art kitchen (as you can see, slightly higher & detached from dining room & lounge to allow a degree of privacy between rooms ... + the aesthetically pleasing Wow factor of this multi-level design). All kitchen utensils & gadgets you could ever need (only issue was initial difficulty activating induction cooktop - though worked it out eventually ... possibly could do with basic step-by-step instructions for the woefully simple-minded like me). Beautiful leafy & very peaceful neighbourhood (while you can occasionally hear noise from the Port when you're outside, albeit off in distance - rest assured it's perfectly quiet inside the house), the multi-tiered garden is pure joy, esp in sunshine, terraces of green lawn, bushes & plenty of bright multi-coloured flowers & butterflies ... while the views weren't quite in the spectacular category, they were still highly impressive both of the sea & the attractive, sunny neighbourhood & surroundings. Further, the home incl handy facets you don't always see in other accommodation = washing machine separate from dryer, free WiFi, all linen provided, rubbish disposal, cleaning service, prominent Clock on dining room wall, an unusually impressive book selection. Elderly guests & those with mobility issues should be aware of maybe 10-12 internal stairs from front door to main floors - but its carpeted with handrail & wasn't too much trouble for my elderly parents. Overall 5 out of 5. Higly Recommended.

    Mark D. - May, 2022

  • When we arrived the house was clean & tidy, really well presented. Good walking around the hills easy to get to the beach and easy access to the city. It was nice in central to all amenities. The bedrooms were of a great size. The View was wonderful. Sitting out on the deck looking down the valley in the evening was spectacular.

    Murray G. - Mar, 2022

  • Both couples really enjoyed the property. It was close to both the beaches in the city. Very central for all that we were doing. The house was clean and tidy. Beautiful section with lovely gardens. Good size bedrooms. Well set out kitchen with all the utensils that were needed. We both couples really enjoyed our stay. And we would love to come back at some point in the future .

    Karen G. - Mar, 2022

  • Hi Sara, Mara, Jarrod, Rob Thanks for the lovely place (3 Malcolm Pl). Our daughter stayed with us and two bridesmaids for those few days around her wedding on Saturday. It was a lovely time in beautiful surroundings, comfortable and convenient. Loved the garden! Good having the two bathrooms. Espresso machine a nice touch. My husband may have left his black charger near the dining table. If not, one of us must have it. Thanks again. Elizabeth

    Elizabeth R - Feb, 2022

  • Lovely place, everything was supplied, loved the garden paths.

    Elizabeth R. - Feb, 2022

  • Great place to stay in a great location great for going on a short walk to the beach. Would highly recommend this property.

    Kim G. - Jan, 2022

  • Great spacious home with a lovely garden. Host communications were very clear and hosted us on short notice. Recommended. Thanks for hosting us on such short notice. Very much enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

    Asher S-R. - Aug, 2021

  • Great location. Property has everything 1 could need. Very comfortable and warm. Beds wer bliss. Definate value for $$$. Happily stay again Thank you for the ease of check in/check out. Great location. Property had everything needed and very comfortable. Excellent customer service also was a pleasure dealing with you

    Blair A. - Jul, 2021

  • Hi there to the holiday nelson crew. Just want to say a big thank you for our recent stay at " harbour lights " in nelson. The home was perfect for our little family of 5. The gardens were lovely to explore, the toys & games in the cupboards kept the kids entertained. The TV set up was great, abs easy to use as TV, or you tube. Easy access. No troubles with getting to the place. Thanks so much for a no hassle stay. We will use and recommend you to anyone who is going to stay in nelson. Kind regards Angelene

    Angelene W. - Jul, 2021

  • Great place to stay. Sunny, lovely views & the house is fully equipped with everything. Will definitely book again.

    Suvi V.S. - May, 2021

  • Hi, just like to say thankyou the accommodation was excellent and we were very pleased.

    Chris P - Mar, 2021

  • Lovely comfortable home with great view and garden

    Alison M - Mar, 2021

  • Beautiful view! Amazing! Thanks! Thank you so much! Beautiful house and location. Awesome view too!

    Cameron T. - Jan, 2021

  • Hi everyone, Thank you again for the accommodation at Harbour Lights. Lovely clean property everything catered for. Will definitely be booking this accommodation again for our next holiday in Nelson. Regards Helen

    Helen A - Jan, 2021

  • Hi folks, We had the most wonderful stay at your property! What a fantastic location, with views & easy access to Tahunanui Beach & the City Centre. The house itself is cosy, quirky & homely - we simply loved it! Everything was clean & the bed linen was dreamy. We had all we needed in the kitchen & it was great to be able to do a quick load of washing. We would definitely like to come back & stay - in fact, we all agreed we want to move to Nelson ha ha!! Please sell us your house!! Thank you so much,

    Matt, Lisa & Mac - Nov, 2020

  • Kia ora Sara, Mara, Mayie, Jarrod & Rob Thanks again for a lovely home to stay in; we enjoyed out time at Harbour Lights. :-)  We are missing those views and late night walks and back into work-life with a vengeance however the rest and peace we had while we were in Nelson will sustain us until next time. Ngā mihi Joanna and Vincent Leahy

    Joanna and Vincent Leahy - Oct, 2020

  • Kia Ora Sara, Mara, Mayie, Jarrod and Rob, Excellent location with lovely views, clean, well equipped house, comfy bed and beautiful garden with outdoor areas to enjoy. We would stay again and recommend to anyone. Regards Graeme and Lorraine

    Graeme and Lorraine Wood - Oct, 2020

  • We really enjoyed our one-week stay. Nice vistas of the Nelson harbour from the house which is very tidy and comfortable with charming gardens. The beds were very comfortable! Lovely and comfortable place, thank you for hosting us!

    Brian Cutting - Sep, 2020

  • Hi, We found Harbour Lights to have everything we needed. It was warm, clean and tidy. We’d stay there again. Thanks Koren

    Koren Hollamby - Jun, 2020

  • Nice handy location with harbour views. Well presented home and comfortable stay in Nelson.

    Donald Tyree - Jun, 2020

  • This is great place to stay , nice and peaceful and great views

    Terry McGee - Jun, 2020

  • We have had a wonderful stay in Nelson and your Airbnb has been a lovely place to stay, all very comfortable and welcoming. The garden is beautiful too so all very relaxing and a great base for hiking and sightseeing.

    Sarah-Jane Fearnley - Mar, 2020

  • As per private review - all excellent Wonderful comfortable Airbnb, gorgeous garden, lots of space, very well kitted our kitchen and living rooms , excellent barbecue, very comfortable beds. Easy checkin and checkout and off road parking. Highly recommended.

    Sarah-Jane Fearnley - Mar, 2020

  • Location was fantastic. Garden was also very nice

    Srikar Bandreddi - Jan, 2020

  • Lovely house with a great view. Spacious living space and well equipped kitchen. Short drive to the centre and a pleasant walk to the quay. Perfect base to explore the area. Strongly recommend

    Vera Root - Jan, 2020

  • Place was tidy and well maintained. Lovely gardens .And fantastic view

    Simon Horsfall - Jan, 2020

  • Hi. Thank you for a lovely stay. We enjoyed it. A lovely home with a great view. Perfect for relaxing in after hiking nearby. Recommended

    Bupesh Jain - Dec, 2019

  • Booked in the morning and checked-in in the afternoon. Communication with Sara was very easy. Great location halfway between the CBD and the beach. Would stay here again. 1000 thanks @Sara

    Torben Karall - Nov, 2019

  • Wonderful house with a great view The house is wonderful and has great view and good equipped kitchen.

    Delesky Hans - Feb, 2019

  • Thank you Team – all good for us and if possible we will try to rebook at a latter date. Thank you for helping us out with the beside lamp issue….we appreciated your prompt response on that. Best for Christmas, John Scandrett

    John Scandrett - Dec, 2018

  • We had a good time in Nelson and it was great to have accommodation that provided a view and space!

    A & B Pester - Apr, 2018

  • Dear Jarrod, As I mentioned we had a lovely time at Harbour Lights. It lies well situated towards the inner city and has a tremendous view upon the harbour.

    E Agelink - Dec, 2017

  • A wonderful home to stay in. Lovely home and gardens. Peaceful neighbourhood and great harbour views. Sunny site and a view of the busy sea scene. Close to cafes, beach, walks. A 30 minute walk into the city. Excellent communication.questions were answered promptly and all payments and rules very clear. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

    Marion Gauntlett - Nov, 2017

  • Thanks, we really enjoyed our stay. A nice house, comfy bed, gorgeous garden, great location. A well stocked kitchen with a lovely view!

    Liz Covington - Oct, 2017

  • Hi there, Just like to say thanks for the beaut accommodation provided with a fabulous view. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed Nelson and all it had to offer. I moved a bedside cabinet beside the bed in the double room which worked a treat. Thanks again Crissy

    C Delaney - Sep, 2017

  • This cottage was exactly as listed. We had everything we needed and it was in a great location to explore Nelson and the surrounding area. Sharon was great to work with.

    J Oz - Dec, 2016

  • Great place to stay while exploring Nelson and the local area. Enjoyed sitting outside and made good use of the kitchen. As no one was staying directly before and after us, they were very flexible with check in and out times. Good collection of DVDs to watch.

    ADM - Apr, 2016

  • This is a wonderful spot - all the amenities of home and more! This well furnished home accommodated 3 adults easily (could handle 4) with the option of preparing our own meals thanks to a fully equipped kitchen. We especially enjoyed eating out on the beautiful deck overlooking the harbour. If you appreciate plants and gardens this is the place for you - fruit trees, herbs, flowers and a wonderful variety of fernery. A bonus that it is on a quiet street, away from the often noisy main road below (Rocks Road) and yet an easy 10-15 minute walk to the beach area. Couldn't have asked for anything more. Sharon was always helpful if we had any questions. Just loved it!

    P Walker - Feb, 2016

    Thank you for taking the time to write this. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. There is also a path opposite the house to Rocks Road and once you cross there is a ladder down to the water, a small beach at low tide or into the sea at high tide,that locals use. It,s just a few minutes away if you don't want to walk to Tahuna. Best wishes.
    Holiday Nelson
  • Harbour Lights is a great place to stay for many reasons…… Good views - sunny - well equipped with quality linens and furnishings - convenient location - interesting architecture - welcoming outdoor areas for summer times. We felt really privileged to enjoy the collection of art work, the stunning table lamps and all the welcoming extras provided in this lovely home.

    Fay Graham - Nov, -0001

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